Citizenship 🇮🇹

Citizenship: After two and a half years I finally received my Italian passport! This is the story of how I gained citizenship and the process from start to finish: So, in 2018 I decided that I would get the ball rolling and see if I could gain citizenship. I had no idea of the process…

Books of Arpino

Books of Arpino: When walking round Arpino you will see many interesting and cultural objects. The architecture and history of the town are in abundance. On my first visit to Arpino I couldn’t help but notice the beautiful arched doorways. The front doorways of the houses are themselves works of art. One of the main…

Duolingo Pro!

Practice, practice, practice… when travelling or living in Italy 🇮🇹 wanting to learn the language will obviously help you and improve your experience. The best way to improve is by practicing for a short amount of time everyday. This is the same approach that works for learning an instruments and most other skills. The next…

Arpino 2019/2020

As we all know, this year has been a challenging year for all people and places. But, for all the upheaval, we have still found times to sit back and enjoy all the positives that are around us. This year was to be the 50th year of the amazing Gonfalone festival held in August which…

Christmas 🎄 New year Arpino!

Arpino is a Beautiful place anytime of the year but even more so over the Christmas period. As with every other festival and event the people of Arpino pull out all the stops with great effort and community spirit; there’s something around every corner. Like this street party in Arco 💚🍷 The main piazza, a…

Instagram: Essex to Italy

Pictures say a 1000 words so follow the journey on Instagram 📸 @campagnajosh1 Food & Drink 🍴🍷 Travel ✈️ Culture and art 🖼 People and experiences 🇮🇹✅ Growing and learning along the way.

Follow the Story on Facebook.

As we come to the end of 2019 and head towards 2020, follow the journey from urban Essex to the Hills of Italy. From knowing nothing about my ancestors to walking the streets where they lived to buying a home and meeting new friends from all over the world. Uncovering the culture, lifestyle and looking…

Sciuscià pool and more!

Scuiscia pool & more! Is one of the best places to relax and get some sun. This is a great place to go with friends and family for a relaxing day around the pool. The pool has a great restaurant where you and your friends can eat without having to leave, making it easy and…

Cicero 101 Meet the man.

As I prepare to return to Arpino for a well earned rest and for the Gonfalone 2019, it’s a great opportunity to introduce you to one of Arpino’s most famous residents; Marcus Tullius Cicero! Overlooking the traditional games soon to be taking place Cicero has a legacy which is another great reason to visit Arpino….